Entries by UHPA

UHPA Responds to Governor’s 20% Pay Cut Announcement

Aloha Bargaining Unit 7 Faculty: Yesterday, Governor David Ige announced a unilateral decision to impose a 20% pay cut for State employees, effective May 1, 2020. (First responders will receive a 10% pay cut.) Many UHPA members have expressed their outrage and confusion. We want to reassure you that the Governor has no legal authority, […]

Dr. Markus Wessendorf nominated for sewing masks

Submitted Nomination: Name Dr Markus Wessendorf, Assist Prof Maile Speetjens and Production Manager Rick Greaver Campus, Dept Theatre and Dance Category Developing innovations to fight COVID-19 Why is this faculty member worthy of your nomination? University of Hawaiʻi researcher and Department of Theatre and Dance initiate effort to sew masks for health care workers University […]

Tell us about faculty stepping up to the Coronavirus challenge

COVID-19 is creating difficult challenges for UH Faculty and we are rising to the occasion. All of us know someone who is going beyond the call, for example: extraordinary work with students and our community, putting themselves in harm’s way, developing innovations to fight COVID-19, creating bio-based products to reduce the virus’s spread, increasing food […]

UHPA Appoints Dwight Takeno

Dwight Takeno Named Associate Executive Director of University of Hawaii Professional Assembly (UHPA) Dwight Takeno, who has nearly 30 years of human resources, public administration and union leadership experience, has been named an Associate Executive Director with the University of Hawaii Professional Assembly (UHPA), the union representing 3,700 faculty across 10 University of Hawaii campuses […]

Why does UHPA get involved with political endorsements?

Mention the term, “political endorsements” to some faculty, and you may get a virulent reaction. These faculty may believe we should not have to stoop to being involved with such dirty, messy processes. Unfortunately, that may be the same reason many in Hawaii do not actively engage in the political process and voter turnout remains […]

Political Party Organizing is Underway in Hawai‘i

Democratic Party Precinct Meetings The Precinct meetings, where the election of Precinct & District officers as well as the delegates to State & County Conventions, will take place on Wednesday, March 4, 2020 from 6:30 – 8:30 PM at various locations across the state. You will be able to find a complete listing of those […]

Happy New Year!

Hau’oli Makahiki Hou! Welcome, 2020! It’s a new year and a new decade, and UHPA members remain committed to being a vital part of our community. We are an organization that is accustomed to tackling challenges head on. Securing, protecting and upholding the rights of faculty has many challenges. UHPA members continue to be front […]

Why does UHPA invest in legislative activities?

In an ideal world, University of Hawaii faculty would be able to focus on what they do best—research and teaching—and they would in turn receive the appreciation and professional respect due them. This would be reflected in favorable public policies and state appropriations that support the UH, its faculty and programs. Unfortunately, we do not […]